Changing to Alloys

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Matte100
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by Matte100 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:06 pm

scott28tt wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:00 pm
Matte100 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Hi all, 1st post here as just about to order a new id3 Family. Dilemma is stick with the 18" steel wheels or upgrade to the 19" Andoya Black wheels. My question are why are VW supplying steel wheels as standard, i thought most manufacturers had alloys as standard? Is it an environmental thing? 18" steel will avoid the annoying kerbing which my wife is worried about but worried they may look a bit naff. Any thoughts welcome. Thanks

Cost and weight I believe.

I have the 19” Andoya wheels on my 1st edition, they really suit the car and the covers on the steels really don’t (in my opinion anyway)
Thanks Scott. I'm leaning towards the 19" Andoya's too. Strange that on the VW configurator, when you add the Black Andoya's it tries to remove the £3k grant from the configurator? It doesnt seem to do it with the Copper ones?! Strange

roadhawk
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by roadhawk » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:18 am

Matte100 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Hi all, 1st post here as just about to order a new id3 Family. Dilemma is stick with the 18" steel wheels or upgrade to the 19" Andoya Black wheels. My question are why are VW supplying steel wheels as standard, i thought most manufacturers had alloys as standard? Is it an environmental thing? 18" steel will avoid the annoying kerbing which my wife is worried about but worried they may look a bit naff. Any thoughts welcome. Thanks
I also quite like the look of the 18" alloys — I forget their name. One thing I noticed when I first saw the car was the amount of rubber as I was initially concerned about ride quality, although am very happy with it. The 19" tyres have a 50% aspect ratio so quite tall with respect to the width, which I am finding helps, once or twice I have got close to a kerb and its only been rubber not alloy close. I too hate kerbing my wheels!
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Matte100
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by Matte100 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:19 am

roadhawk wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:18 am
Matte100 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Hi all, 1st post here as just about to order a new id3 Family. Dilemma is stick with the 18" steel wheels or upgrade to the 19" Andoya Black wheels. My question are why are VW supplying steel wheels as standard, i thought most manufacturers had alloys as standard? Is it an environmental thing? 18" steel will avoid the annoying kerbing which my wife is worried about but worried they may look a bit naff. Any thoughts welcome. Thanks
I also quite like the look of the 18" alloys — I forget their name. One thing I noticed when I first saw the car was the amount of rubber as I was initially concerned about ride quality, although am very happy with it. The 19" tyres have a 50% aspect ratio so quite tall with respect to the width, which I am finding helps, once or twice I have got close to a kerb and its only been rubber not alloy close. I too hate kerbing my wheels!
That's useful to know roadhawk. Do you have the 19" Andoya's? If so that's decision made fro me as they look great and if they are harder to kerb due to amount of rubber then that's job done.

HeidiFlowerpt Driver
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:15 am

Personally I quite like the look of the steel wheels. But then I like the terracotta dashboard option...

I have the 19" alloys, and I've managed to kerb one of mine already, slightly. It was rather easy...
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Kaygee
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by Kaygee » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:17 am

The Andoya 19" look great on my Life model. When I ordered my car from upcoming stock in mid - December it was the only Life model available in the Makena Turquoise. I managed to do a deal for the wheels at £600, instead of the usual £1280. Not a bad deal.

ColinID3
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by ColinID3 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:08 am

Matte100 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Hi all, ........ My question are why are VW supplying steel wheels as standard, i thought most manufacturers had alloys as standard? Is it an environmental thing? ..........Thanks
Hi Matte
I believe the wheel trims on steels are designed for aerodynamic optimisation. I saw a lost of WLTP range data somewhere (can't find it right now) which showed a small increase in range (2miles I think) on this set up. On the Tesla model 3 some alloy wheel specs come with a flat wheel finisher for this reason
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roadhawk
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by roadhawk » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:45 am

Matte100 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:19 am
That's useful to know roadhawk. Do you have the 19" Andoya's? If so that's decision made fro me as they look great and if they are harder to kerb due to amount of rubber then that's job done.
Yes I have the 19" Andoya's and do like them.

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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by Yorkie » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:10 pm

We ordered ours yesterday (Delivery April/ May.) Family Pro in Glacier White along with the Black Andoya 19””. Saw another vehicle with them on during a clandestine (tier 4) visit Monday. Looked great. Steel wheels as standard are to keep costs down and increase profit.

Kev

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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by Ear509 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:44 pm

I am looking for cheap steel 18" with hubcaps, the standard ones in id3.
Please let me know if you have spare ones.
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by digital » Fri May 14, 2021 7:09 pm

Glacier White Family with Loen alloys.

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